World Series of Fighting has announced a new co-main-event for its upcoming June 14th card, as welterweight Steve Carl will battle Tyson Steele. The fight will serve as the co-headliner as a result of the recent news that Tyrone Spong will no longer fight Angel DeAnda, due to visa issues.
Steele (10-1) is coming off a stoppage win over Gregor Gracie at WSOF 1 in November, and is currently riding a four fight win streak.
Carl (19-3) also competed at the first WSOF offering and tapped out Ramico Blackmon to record his fourth straight win.
WSOF President and legendary kickboxer Ray Sefo was quoted saying in a press release:
“We are excited to have the opportunity to replace the original co-main event with a matchup between two of MMA’s fastest rising stars who are both on course to become future champions. Losing Tyrone from this card is unfortunate, but our fighters need to prepare sufficiently to compete at this level, and we are certainly not going to take any shortcuts or try to rush a matchup if one or both fighters are not ready to compete. We will move forward and look forward to seeing Tyrone back in the World Series of Fighting cage very soon.”
The June 14th card will be hosted by The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network.
The main event will see highly regarded welterweight Jon Fitch (24-5) battle fellow UFC vet Josh Burkman (25-9). The loss of Spong aside, the card’s coming together nicely.